Can you learn meditation through online and offline resources, and if so, what would you recommend?

I happen to see the post on Reddit and in response to it, it is definitely possible. Ever since I started meditation a couple of years ago, I was lost at how to start. Going to the library and there are easily 100 over books. As I started to read, this gets more confusing as different authors talk about different techniques. This finally all make sense when I came across a youtube video on a TED talk by Andy Puddicombe.

I downloaded Headspace and got started immediately.  App is free for download with 10 sessions of 10 minutes guided meditation.

The few sessions were uncomfortable but it gradually got better and very quickly, I completed the 10 sessions. It opened the path of meditation for me. I restarted the program and started from Day 1 again for another month and that formed my meditation habit.

Now, I am able to meditate on my own. Without giving myself to pressure, I follow my intuition if today will be good for a 10 minutes or a 20 minutes meditation. To make it as habit as per the 3 R’ of Habit change – Reminder (the trigger that initiates the behavior), Routine (the behavior itself; the action you take), Reward (the benefit you gain from doing the behavior, I created the following routine for myself.

  1. Reminder – the trigger will be after a good shower at the end of the day.
  2. Routine – the behavior to bring out my meditation cushion, set my timer on my phone for 10 or 20 minutes and start meditation.
  3. Reward – I make a nice hot cup of green tea after meditation and continue on my day.

What about yourself? Happy to hear about how you started on meditation and if there are any good tips to share.

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